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From riding and training tips, to veterinary and confidence advice, our expert advice section has everything you need to make the most out of your time with your horse.

Creating a supple horse

There are many reasons why your horse might lack suppleness and it can really affect how he feels to ride. Dressage rider Gareth Hughes explains how to get your horse bending beautifully Read Article

Getting the most out of your gridwork

Jumping a grid is a great way to improve your horse’s rhythm, balance and confidence. Pippa Funnell explains how Read Article

Perfect polework with Pippa Funnell

Using poles to conquer rhythm and straightness will set you up for a successful jump every time. Pippa Funnell explains how Read Article

Getting the nod

Headshaking in horses can be so violent that it prevents them from being ridden and can cause great distress. Vet Sue Dyson from the Animal Health Trust explains more about this strange condition Read Article

Should I remove my horses Wolf teeth?

Q: Should I get my youngster's wolf teeth removed? I've been told that they could cause her all sorts of bitting problems if I don't. What do you suggest? Read Article

40 ways to embrace winter

It’s easy to feel down in winter, especially when dark nights and wet weather limit riding time and can make being at the yard feel like a chore. Horse&Rider has 40 great ideas to lift your spirits and make the most of your time with your horse Read Article

Keep thrush at bay

Many horses have had thrush at some point in their lives and, for some, it’s a persistent problem that just won’t stay away. Vet Jane White explains what causes this unpleasant condition and how you can prevent it Read Article

Saddle up

Choosing a saddle is a big decision, and knowing when it might not be fitting and performing at its best is important, too. Master Saddler, Roger Coates, explains more Read Article

Spook busting

Whether your horse is spooky or you simply want to build his confidence in new situations, spook busting training can really help. Anna Saillet explains why Read Article

Meeting Monty Roberts

Monty Roberts, famously known as the man who listens to horses, talks to Georgia Guerin about his life and where it all started Read Article

I hate water

Everything is going swimmingly, until you ask your horse to step into water. Michael Peace shows you how convince your horse to dip his toes Read Article

Our tips for buying and selling horses online

There are various ways to buy and sell horses online, however, making your advert appeal to the right buyer, and avoiding scammers, can be tricky. Follow the Horse&Rider guide, to ensure you avoid the pitfalls. Read Article

A simple guide to buying your first horse or pony

We have narrowed down the best information to provide you with a concise, basic buying guide – to ensure that you are getting the most out of your new horse! Read Article

Confused by insurance?

Insurance needs to be tailored to your specific needs. Find out what cover you might need from Carriagehouse Insurance's Fiona Gordon-Clarke Read Article

Make sense of insurance excess

The excess you choose depends on your budget and why you are buying insurance, says Guy Prest of KBIS British Equestrian Insurance Read Article

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